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INTRODUCTORY  ESSAY.                                69
1. A good set of the Wallichian Herbarium, and some col-
lections communicated by Dr. Wallich from Nipal, previous
to his first visit to England.
2.   Dr.   Wight's   Peninsular   collections, distributed   in
3.  General and Mrs. Walker's very extensive Ceylon collec-
tions, and a smaller herbarium from Simla.
4. Dr. Gardner's Ceylon and Nilghiri plants, both nume-
rous and good.
5. Major Champion's Ceylon plants, presented by him in
1852, along with his whole Herbarium.
6.  Large collections of Ceylon plants from Mr. Thwaites.
These are in course of publication by that botanist, who suc-
ceeded Mr. Gardner as superintendent of the Botanic Gardens
of Peradenia, and who is now actively and ably investigating
the flora of the island.
7.   Mr.  Griffith's Malacca, Tenasserim,  Khasia, Assam,
Mishmi, Bhotan, and Afghan plants.
8.  Hohenacker's Nilghiri, Kurg, and Canara plants, col-
lected by the Rev. Mr. Schmid and others, and named by
Professor Miquel.
9.  Admiral Sir Frederic Adams3 Nilghiri plants (a small
10.  Sir William Norris's Penang and Malacca plants: an
excellent collection.
11. Mr. Prince's Penang plants.
12. Mr. Lobb's Malacca, Tenasserim, Khasia, and Malabar
collections.   Mr. Lobb collected in the service of Mr. Veitch,
the eminent nurseryman of Exeter; his Khasia and Malacca
collections arc very numerous.
13. Mr. Cuming's Malacca plants.
14. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Mack communicated beautiful
collections from Assam and the Khasia mountains,
15. Colonel Jenkins' and Mr. Masters' Assam plants. These
formed immense collections, made in various parts of the As*
sam valley, chiefly in the neighbourhood of Gowhatty.